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This Year's Theme

Every year a different theme is selected to provide a focus for the readings, speakers and discussions throughout the competition process and encourage participants to investigate complex issues related to the theme.

 This year's theme will be announced in late August 2014.

Last Year's Theme

Almost Home

 Finding ways to reduce teen homelessness.

Learn more about our current and past themes »

Sullivan Leaders' Day

Saturday, January 18, 2014
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Participation is open to all qualified Sullivan Leadership Award applicants accepted for Early Action admission. Early Action admission letters and Sullivan Leaders Day invitations will be mailed on or before December 24, 2013. 

RSVP for Sullivan Leaders’ Day is now closed. Should you wish to RSVP please contact Carol Caputo at 206-296-5803 or caputoc@seattleu.edu.


Student Registration

Sullivan Leaders Day participants will be welcomed and registered in the Student Center Hearth, located on the ground floor of the Student Center Building. Click here for a map of campus. Please plan to check-in at 8:30 AM with your family members in the Student Center.

Family Program

Family members are invited to attend the Family Program which will take place in the Pigott Building.  You may view this year's family program here: 2014 Family Program


Suggested dress for Leaders' Day participants is "smart casual." 

The Essay

Participants in Sullivan Leaders' Day will be asked to write an essay in response to a prompt given at the start of the essay writing. The essay is scheduled for one hour. The prompt for the Leaders’ Day essay will be based on the two required articles. Any additional reading or research will give you valuable depth for writing the essay and for participating in the discussion at the start of the day. Be prepared to write to the question in the prompt from your own perspective and also show that you have considered other perspectives. 

Bring your favorite writing tool. The essay prompt, writing paper and copies of the two required articles will be given to you for writing the essay.

Required Reading

The required articles for the essay are:

Additional Reading

Additional articles related to the subject can be found here.  

Travel Planning

Hotels:  List of nearby hotels 
Hotel discount information
Transportation:  Airport Light Rail | Shuttle Express
Parking: The Murphy Garage is on James St., between Broadway and 12th Ave. Tell the attendant that you are attending Sullivan Leaders' Day.  The Broadway Parking Garage entrance is located at Broadway and E. Columbia St.

Map of Campus 

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Seattle University
901 12th Ave., P.O. Box 222000,
Seattle, WA 98122-1090